CEO race against cancer - Melissa Kwee
by Melissa Kwee
Our Campaign Storyends 28 Jul 2017, 12 AM
Whenever I participate in a run, I want to do so for a cause and help raise some support for something I care about and that I feel could help make the world a kinder, more just or beautiful place. Runs are not about the goody bags but the good we can do through our participation.
I will run this race to give thanks that my family members who are survivors. I will also run in memory of those who fought a good fight but were taken home. Cancer touches so many of us and like many diseases, can be prevented or managed if identified early. So I run also for awareness of early detection screening and more fundamentally to remind myself and others that good health: nutrition, rest, exercise and most importantly a merry and grateful heart, is often the best preventive medicine.
Featured here in this campaign are the CEOs participating in Singtel - Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2017. They believe that everyone can make a difference and help to raise funds for our needy community,
To learn more about the CEO you are supporting, click on their fundraising profile page to read their stories, and be inspired. Each of them have a unique story about why they run, and who they run for.
The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) was established in 1964 by individuals from the Rotary Club of Singapore West, the Lions Club and Jaycees, and was inaugurated by the then Minster of Health, Mr Yong Nyuk Lin.
Registered as a society in 1984 and accorded IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status as a charity in 1995 by the Ministry of Health, the Society is also a member of the National Council of Social Service and the Singapore Hospice Council. SCS celebrated 50 years of service in 2014. Being self-funded, the Society is heavily dependent on public donations to provide quality services to cancer patients, their families, and members of the public.
To be the leading charitable cancer organisation in Singapore and the region, with a reputation for effective programmes for the prevention and control of cancer.
Singapore Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary welfare organisation dedicated to maximising life by minimising the impact of cancer through research and advocacy, public education, screening, financial assistance, patient services and support, and rehabilitation.
To be the first port of call for the entire cancer journey for all cancer patients in Singapore, especially those who are financially disadvantaged.